Welcome to Year One!

Meet the team!

Class teacher: Mr de Koning

Assistant teachers: Mrs Oliver and Mrs Willis

Our Patron Saint in Year One is Saint Bernadette.

We have lots of fun and we work really hard in year one!

Y1 Home learning for school closure (March 2020)

Your child has been sent home with a pack containing work to enable learning to continue at home. 

Included in the pack is:

  • A laminated number formation sheet
  • A laminated letter formation sheet
  • A dry wipe pen and pencil
  • A book for writing opportunities/phonics.
  • A 3D shape hunt at home.
  • Phonics bingo.
  • Reading comprehension sheets.
  • Arithmetic sheets
  • Maths sheets
  • Writing ideas sheets

Please try to read daily with your child practise the phonic sounds – we are working on phase five. However, continue to look at phase 3 and 4 when you can to keep up their knowledge. Daily counting opportunities would also help your child. We have been looking at counting in tens recently, as well as twos. Counting forwards and backwards, starting at different numbers all make good practice. We will also post regular activities on ‘Tapestry’ for your child.  Please post back any comments or photos of the activities via your child’s page. We’d love to see them.

There are some online resources that we would also recommend if you have access.

www.lettersandsounds.com  (phase 5 games)

www.topmarks.co.uk (number bonds to ten and twenty and 100)

www.phonicsplay.co.uk (username: march20     password: home)

Drawing, painting, craft and role play activities are all equally important so please have lots of fun too!

We aim to be in regular phone contact with you during this period.

Please look at the Junior Chaplaincy section of our website for ideas for Lent, Holy Week and Easter (here) and at the Pupils’ Learning section “Learning at Home” for some spiritual resources for families during school closure time. (here

Best wishes

Mr de Koning and Mrs Oliver

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DSCF5931In year one we do English and Maths every day. In Maths we always remember that, ‘Every number has a square ~ numbers do not like to share!’  If you would like to help your child at home with Maths then practicing number formation is very important.

The children are encouraged to use their best handwriting at ALL times and to practise every day!

If you would like to know more about our handwriting please call in and we will be happy to show you how we form our letters!

RE is our most important subject and is at the core of our curriculum. We do 2 hours of RE every week, a child led liturgy every Friday and four other sessions of collective worship including Mass or celebration every Thursday. Please look at the RE dates to see the dates of Mass and celebration for the terms.

On Wednesday afternoon we join together with year two for Rotation! Over the year we do a range of different activities which incorporates these subjects: DT, Drama, Art, History, Geography, Cookery and Music.

We have P.E. on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Please remember that your child needs a pair of outdoor trainers, blue or black shorts and a white t shirt. Please be aware that if your child does not have their kit they will be unable to take part. Thank you!

We also have C.O.O.L time (Continuing Our Own Learning) every week in Year One.  The children are able to select their own learning projects and play based learning is encouraged.  Our Workshop and Construction area are always very busy!